Hemorrhoids

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What is hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are painful, swollen veins in the lower portion of the rectum or anus. They can be inside the anus (internal), under the skin around the anus (external), or protruding from inside to outside of the anus.

Common symptoms reported by people with hemorrhoids

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with hemorrhoids

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (3) anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Hydrocortisone suppositories)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
hemorrhoids (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lidocaine Viscous)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
hemorrhoids (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol PM)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with hemorrhoids, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with hemorrhoids

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (3) anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Hydrocortisone suppositories)
Perceived effectiveness
for hemorrhoids (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
hemorrhoids (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
intoxicated feeling migraine headaches 2 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
difficulty thinking
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
cognitive confusion difficulty waking up 5 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lidocaine Viscous)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
hemorrhoids (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol PM)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
slurred speech stiffness in jaw 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with hemorrhoids, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has hemorrhoids on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 2 new patients joined this month
  • 151 say hemorrhoids is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 28
30s 85
40s 114
50s 110
60s 73
70+ 27
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 30
20-29 years 67
30-39 years 45
40-49 years 22
50-59 years 12
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 170
Female 265

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 198
Not Diagnosed 45

These charts show data from hemorrhoids patients who have completed their condition history
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